‘Your money will not go to waste’

A class in session at Four Paths Community Training Centre last Thursday.

WITH a total of 115 students enrolled in its programmes, the Four Paths Community Training Centre in Clarendon is finding it increasingly difficult to stretch its meagre resources to meet the needs of its clients. A partnership between the community management board and the Heart Trust NTA, the cen ... Read More

Sutherland’ Global’s country director Odetta Rockhead-Kerr says security in Mandeville is of the utmost importance (Photo: Gregory Bennett) Sutherland Global to open technology centre in Mandeville
Mandeville, Manchester — Sutherland Global, the business process outsourcing giant which began ... Read More

GREEN ... looking forward to comprehensive tax reform which will catch up with tax cheats. (Photos: Gregory Bennett) Manchester business leader happy with income tax break
Mandeville, Manchester — New president of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Garfield Green, ... Read More

Entrance to NCU in Mandeville NCU-based Guardana 6th in World Business Model Competition
Mandeville, Manchester — The Northern Caribbean University (NCU)- based team Guardana has this ... Read More

Area 3 ‘top cop’ earns fresh award

Monday, May 16, 2016    

Above: Constable Reid (right) collects award from NCU President Dr Trevor Gardner.

Mandeville, Manchester — Thirty-two-year-old Constable Shavaughn Andre Gossett Reid, the 2016-2017 Lasco Top Cop for Area 3 (Manchester, St Elizabeth, Clarendon), was among this year’s recipients in the annual recognition to members of the security forces by the Northern Caribbean University (NCU). Reid is assigned to the Lacovia Police Station in St Elizabeth and was commended for his general policing duties and involvement in the community. He has been serving the Jamaica Consta ... Read More

PHOTO: Reading for growth

Monday, May 16, 2016    

Employees of bauxite/alumina company, Jamalco, recently took part in Read Across Jamaica Day activities at the Patrick Town Basic School, in South Manchester, and Hayes Primary and Junior High School, in Clarendon. The activity is among several of that nature held regularly under the Jamalco in Schools programme in the company’s operating areas. In the photo Jamalco volunteers Yonette Betton (seated, front) and Shadae Clarke (seated, back) with students at Patrick Town Basic School during ... Read More

Looking to the future

Monday, May 16, 2016    

Natilda Mills of the STETHS Business Department explaining to students of neighbouring St Elmo’s Prep School the making of a slipper.

Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth — Seeking to be true to its mandate, St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) recently staged an exposition to promote the value of technical/vocational education. The work of students in a range of departments including industrial technology, home economics, business, science, visual arts and agriculture were on display. Grade nine students who are now exploring courses of study that may take them down their career paths also got the benefit of motivational ... Read More

OUR reaches out

Monday, May 16, 2016    

Musical group, No Limit, thrills the audience at the OUR’s Consumer Expo in May Pen square, last month.

May Pen, Clarendon — The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) recently held a series of outreach activities in various sections of Clarendon, as part of its Parish Connections series. A news release described Parish Connections As an islandwide public education programme which was launched by the OUR in March 2015, in collaboration with the utility companies it regulates and the Consumer Affairs Commission. The primary objectives are to educate consumers on their rights and responsibil ... Read More

Manchester Festival Queen Sashing

Monday, May 16, 2016    

The Manchester branch of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission, in preparation for the May 29 Festival Queen Coronation, had a sashing ceremony at Neil’s Auditorium in Mandeville for this year’s contestants. Read More

Go for it Elaine! - Girl from Banana Ground eyes glory at Olympics

Monday, May 16, 2016    

Photo:Bryan Cummings

Elaine Thompson, a native of Banana Ground in Manchester, was among the stars at the recent 13th staging of the Jamaica International Invitational (JII) meet at the National Stadium. Thompson, who attended Christiana High and Manchester High, and is now attached to the MVP track club and the University of Technology Jamaica, rushed to victory over 100m in a wind-aided 10.71 seconds (+2.4m/s). The 23-year-old Thompson is expected to run both the 100m and 200m at the Olympic Games in Rio de Jane ... Read More

Good work!

Monday, May 16, 2016    

Outgoing Principal Prim Lewis (centre) says goodbye to parents, teachers and students of the Schoolfield Primary School. At left is school’s Chairman Evon Redman. (Photos: Dean Bond)

Malvern, St Elizabeth — The Schoolfield Primary School fraternity in Malvern, St Elizabeth recently said farewell to acclaimed Principal Prim Lewis and the school board chairman of 13 years, Evon Redman. Lewis was only at Schoolfield for two years but gained rich praise for her “transformative” work at the school, while Redman, a past student, was hailed for selfless and dedicated leadership. Redman resigned as board chairman after being elected as Member of Parliament for ... Read More

Hemmings-McCatty delighted with junior track meet

Monday, May 16, 2016    

Deon Hemmings-McCatty (left) Olympian and chief organiser of the Central Junior Classic track and field meet with (from left) veteran administrator and patron of the meet, Pat Anderson, and Pauline Walker, organising committee member and manager of Singer (Mandeville) a leading sponsor of the junior athletic meet at the Kirkvine Sports Club last month.Photo: Gregory Bennett

Mandeville, Manchester — Chief organiser, Olympian Deon Hemmings-McCatty is expressing delight at how last month’s Central Junior Schools Classic Track and Field Meet at the Kirkvine Sports Club turned out. “It was exceptional,” said Hemmings-McCatty, who became Jamaica and the English-speaking Caribbean’s first female Olympic Gold medallist when she won the 400m hurdles in Atlanta in 1996. “We had a little rain but it did not stop us,” she added. Hem ... Read More

Farewell, ‘Daddy D’

By GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-large, South-central bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May 02, 2016    

Beryl Rochester (left), widow of the late Derrick Rochester, is comforted by a relative during yesterday’s official funeral. (Photo: Gregory Bennett)

MALVERN, St Elizabeth — Hundreds of Jamaicans from all walks of life turned up to say their final farewell to celebrated political representative and trade unionist Derrick Astin Rochester at an official funeral here yesterday. Governor General Sir Patrick Allen headed the congregation which packed the Richard Roper Auditorium at Munro College in the district of Potsdam, high in the hills of Malvern. Scores of people spilled over into a comfortable, video-fed tented area outside the au ... Read More

Holmwood principal laments stabbing incident on school compound

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May 02, 2016    

The entrance to Holmwood Technical High School campus in  Manchester North Eastern.

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Principal of the Holmwood Technical High School, Paul Bailey, says the institution has been hit hard by an incident last month which has left two students facing charges of attempted murder and another nursing stab wounds. “We are distressed about it. We are concerned that the indiscipline in the general society has filtered unto the school compound,” he said. Bailey said school administrators were told that the incident stemmed from bullying, with th ... Read More



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